“Inuksuit” (plural of inuksuk) are stone landmarks built by the Tuniit, Thule, and Inuit peoples throughout the Arctic as reference points or markers*. This composition is modeled after a solitary inuksuk at a revered site near Saatturittuq, on southwest Baffin Island, the largest of Canada’s islands.**
The centaurium and mosses at the base of the inuksuk reflect the tiny plants that sometimes emerge in the microclimates surrounding these landmarks as the weather warms.
The Korean tray, a casting of 85% mica and graphite, is hand burnished but otherwise unfinished.
* Hessel, I. (1993). Canadian Inuit Sculpture. Ottowa: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
** Hallendy, N. (2000). Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, Ltd.